Following our day in Litchfield National Park, we continue south towards Katherine, passing Edith Falls on the way. Given we used all our free time in Litchfield National Park, we decide to skip Edith Falls for now and instead stop on the way back to Darwin, though there is some conjecture amongst the McAlpins about whether we are actually able to swim there... (Spoiler: We can't, so our stop on the way back is a brief photo-op and barely worth mentioning)
We arrive at Katherine Gorge late, tired, in complete darkness, and with no phone reception. To make matters worse, we find the reception desk closed with only a mobile number to call for help.... There was of course a pay phone, but we had no change.... A certain David may or may not have been slightly frustrated at this point, given the long stint of driving and the promise of a certain Mala that she had everything handled in regards to the accommodation, though after a few (dozen) laps of the caravan park and a few (dozen) swear-words, we find a pizza kiosk by the pool which (thankfully) is run by the same crew who would have been at the reception desk prior to dinner time. Crisis averted!
As a replacement for shortened boat tour, we instead get off the boat and walk inland to the Southern Rockhole- one of the few places in Katherine Gorge where it is safe to swim.